The Cemeteries

Cemeteries are designated consecrated places in which the dead are deposited. The word comes from the Greek koimeterion or the Latin coemeterium, meaning “to lie down to rest” or “to sleep.” This usage alludes to the Christian belief in resurrection; but burial is not only a Christian practice — it is found all around theContinue reading “The Cemeteries”

Mugg’s Island Golf Course: To Be or Not to Be

By Joanne Doucette While researching material for an upcoming book on the history of Toronto’s golf courses, I found myself with a huge amount of material even for one small golf course — that on Mugg’s Island. Every writer has to know how to cut and what to leave in and then find an editorContinue reading “Mugg’s Island Golf Course: To Be or Not to Be”

Brooklyn Avenue: The Oldest Houses on the street

by Joanne Doucette ( It was a challenge to sit down with a modern map and old street plans to determine exactly which are the oldest houses on the street. But when the job was done, it made total sense! These houses all stand out as distinct. They have all were built in the 1880’s.Continue reading “Brooklyn Avenue: The Oldest Houses on the street”